61  Jake Thornton
Jake Thornton

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Toccoa, Ga.

High School:
Stephens County HS

Last College:
Carson-Newman

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 265

Position:
OL


08/06/2014

2014 Catamount Football Position-by-Position Preview: Offensive Line

CSN talks with assistant coach John Holt and players Josh Wineberg, Jake Thornton

08/01/2014

Catamount Football Holds First Practice of 2014 Preseason

Opening session spanned nearly two hours on campus

03/18/2014

Catamount Football Opens 2014 Spring Drills Tuesday

WCU to hold 14 additional practices, culminating with Spring Game on April 12

11/10/2013

Western Carolina at Georgia Southern - Post-Game Notes

10/26/2013

Western Carolina vs. Elon - Post-Game Notes

2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started all 11 of the games in which he saw action at offensive center, missing the home overtime win over Elon due to injury ... Battled through both a wrist and knee injuries that limited some playing time ... Credited with one tackle assist at Chattanooga ... Named to the 2013 Fall Academic All-SoCon team ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Was limited during spring drills and did not play in WCU's annual Spring Game.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

Prior to Western Carolina: Enrolled at Carson-Newman for the 2011-12 academic year and was a member of the football team but did not see game action; High School: Named first team All-Region in 2010 ... Received the Wendy's Heisman Trophy from Stephens County ... Helped lead SCHS to region championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Also played baseball as a prep.

Personal: Full name is Jake Robert Thornton ... Is the son of Robert and Cathy Thornton ... Has one sister, Mollie ... His grandfather, Billy Shaw, played for the Buffalo Bills from 1960-69 and was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1999.

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